...they took inspiration from Ed Gein and created this film on a very low budget. They were shocked that it blew up as big as it did and that was due to the audience's reaction. Because the film was so low budget it actually looked like our modern day found footage, and the audience felt this way too. So speculation brewed around the movie and it was rumored to be based on avtual events, the directors did not market the movie as such and never lead anyone to believe it. It goes to show you that rumors can be profitable however.